Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 16th-22nd December

This week in Cork: Villagers, Slugbait, Young Wonder and more...

Let no one tell you the closer we get to Christmas the less options we have for live gigs down south with a whole selection box of options available for music-hungry Corkonians beginning with Conor O'Brien and Villagers in The Savoy, on a Monday would you believe! With second record {Awayland} following in the footsteps of its predecessor by receiving a Mercury nomination, it's been another successful year for the quintet. As far as I know tickets are still available but I would get in there quick if you're intending to pop along later tonight.

Elsewhere Coughlan's host a special Christmas session featuring sets from favourite regulars John Blek, The Hard Ground and more on Wednesday evening while Windings simply cannot get enough of Cork, returning less precisely one week after Friday night's Crane Lane for a De Barra's date on Friday. Youtube sensation Hozier then comes to Cork for a sold-out show in The Pavilion on Saturday evening.

Surprisingly Sunday is choc-a-bloc with options so it's either folk (Niall Connolly in Half Moon Theatre), hard rock (Bradley's of Barrack Street for screamcore fivesome Slugbait's last ever show) or electro-pop (Young Wonder in The Pavilion), whatever floats your boat!

Also going down around town this week:

For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

Monday, 16th December
- Monday Night Music Club in Coughlan's
- The KC Sessions in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)
- Villagers in The Savoy

Tuesday, 17th December
- Modemusic in Brú
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)

Wednesday, 18th December 
- Fireside Sessions: in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Coughlan's Christmas Concert: John Blek, The Hard Ground, Anna Mitchell, Míde Houlihan, Jack O'Rourke, Joey Ryan and more in Coughlan's
- Cork City Community Radio in aid of Penny Dinners: Jimmy Moore, Darren Johnston, Kevin Glavin, The Lost Gecko, JD & ME, Stone Fox and Gemma Sugrue in The Roundy
- Xmas Sitting Room Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 19th December 
- Elly O'Keefe and LOWmountain in Coughlan's
- Generic People in Cyprus Avenue
- Storyman (formerly Guggenheim Grotto) in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 20th December 
- Gene & The Pools in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Nightmare Before Xmas: Kawtiks in Fred Zeppelin's
- Mary Coughlan in Triskel Christchurch
- Windings in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 21st December
- Mael Mordha in Fred Zeppelin's
- Hozier in The Pavilion SOLD OUT
- JTC, Lerosa and Kenny Hanlon in Triskel Arts Centre TDC
- Yearning Curve in Pat Shortt's Bar (Castlemartyr)

Sunday, 22nd December 
- Hope Is Noise, Stanton's Grave and Slugbait in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- John Spillane in Everyman Palace Theatre
- Niall Connolly in Half Moon Theatre
- Young Wonder in The Pavilion
- Sunday Sessions in The Roundy (6pm)

If I have forgotten a show or listed a gig incorrectly feel free to let me know! Please make sure to confirm gig details with the official site in advance.

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here

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